Prepare Your Future Workforce

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The Shoals Area Chamber Foundation accepts tax-deductible donations, sponsorships & grants year-round to fund the Chamber's Education & Workforce Readiness programs and activities.

These programs receive no funding from the Chamber's general budget and are only funded through specific donations, sponsorships and grants.

To make a tax-deductible donation for the Chamber's Education & Workforce Readiness programs,  or if your organization makes grants for education programs, please contact the Shoals Chamber, snewland@shoalschamber.com, 256-764-4661.

Student Career Experience Opportunities

YOUR  FUTURE  WORKFORCE!

If you don't show them what you expect, who will?

If you can use a College or High School or Career Technical student as an employee, intern, co-op, or apprentice, or perhaps host job shadowing or a facility tour, we will be glad to share the information with counselors to pass on to students.  Just send a job description or other details here.


You may also register College & High School career experience opportunities on the Chamber Member Job Board.  Even non-members may send the information here and we will post it for you.

Sustained interactions with industry or community professionals in real workplace settings, to the extent practicable, or simulated environments at an educational institution that foster in-depth, first-hand engagement with the tasks required of a given career field, that are aligned to curriculum and instruction.

Mock Interviews

HR professionals and other business and community volunteers can help students prepare for interviews by volunteering with High Schools, NW-SCC and UNA to conduct Mock Interviews. 

These can be done either virtually and in-person.

If you're interested in Mock Interviews, let us know and we'll let you know when schools request volunteers.

Job Shadowing

Job Shadowing allows students to better understand the career opportunities your organization offers.

High School, NW-SCC and UNA students, as well as Classroom Teachers, can benefit from experiencing your workplace and finding out how to prepare for and what to expect if working for your organization.

 

If you're interested Job Shadowing, let us know and we'll let you know when schools request job shadowing opportunities.

Facility Tours & Career Profiles

A picture is worth a 1,000 words!

In-Person Tours

Facility Tours bring students face-to-face with the reality of being on your team.

High School, NW-SCC and UNA students, as well as Classroom Teachers, can benefit from experiencing your workplace and finding out how to prepare for and what to expect if working for your organization.

If you're willing to provide a tour, let us know.

Virtual Tours & Career Profiles

If you're willing to create or already have videos of your facility or employee profiles that may be used for students and educators to learn about your business, job opportunities, workplace expectation, academic & skills requirements and educational pathways. 

Tour videos are posted in the "Virtual Tour" section on the Career Education page.

If you're willing to provide a virtual tour, send it to us here.

Keeping Kids INTO School

CHOICES – is a dynamic, interactive seminar for 8th graders, presented by business volunteers, to show that every decision (in education, money & time management, life, character, etc.) has consequences and by using self-discipline, they have the power & responsibility to make good choices to affect their futures.  We present CHOICES annually to ~1,700 – 8th graders in all middle schools in Colbert & Lauderdale counties.

If you're interested volunteering for CHOICES, let us know.

Virtual Career Chats

Business representatives and technical professionals video chat with students about their jobs, what’s required, what’s expected and answer students' questions.

If you're interested Career Chats, let us know.

Addiction Experience Speakers Network

A speakers network of volunteers willing to speak to student groups about their experiences with addictions, to explain the reality of addiction, especially concerning careers and personal finances, and to encourage the students not to take that path.

 

If you're willing to share your Addiction Experience, let us know.

SHOALS WORKFORCE RESOURCES

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